New International Version
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
King James Bible
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
World English Bible
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.
Proverbs 14:29 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That is hasty of spirit - קצר רוח ketsar ruach, "the short of spirit;" one that is easily irritated; and, being in a passion, he is agitated so as to be literally short of breath. Here put in opposition to ארך אפים erech appayim, long of nostrils; see on Proverbs 14:17 (note); and of the same import with St. Paul's μακροθυμια, longsuffering, longmindedness. See on Ephesians 4:2 (note).
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LibraryA Startling Statement
TEXT: "The wicked shall not be unpunished."--Prov. 11:21. There are very many passages of Scripture which ought to be read in connection with this text; as for example, "Fools make a mock at sin" (Proverbs 14:9), for only a fool would. Better trifle with the pestilence and expose one's self to the plague than to discount the blighting effects of sin. And, again, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). From this clear statement of the word of God there is no escape. Or, again, "Our …
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot
Sin the Mocker
Epistle xxx. To Eulogius, Bishop of Alexandria.
The Intercession of Christ
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
A large population is a king's glory, but without subjects a prince is ruined.
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
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